Rails Girls Summer of Code helps bring more diversity into Open Source, by subsidising programming newcomers to work on an Open Source project of their choice. This is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors.

You can find details about our sponsor packages here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us.

Partner Companies

  • Travis is an Open Source company, born and raised in beautiful Berlin. Travis CI is their hosted continuous integration service for the open source community. It is integrated with GitHub and offers first class support for a ton of programming languages, like Python, Go, PHP, Java, C++ and of course Ruby. They also launched Travis Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to make Open Source an even better place. One of their goals is to make Rails Girls Summer of Code a recurring tradition.

  • GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. Originally founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Trusted by more than 375,000 customers, Mandrill is a scalable, reliable, and secure email infrastructure service that's easy to set up and integrate with existing apps. It’s really fast, too. With servers all over the world, we can deliver your email in milliseconds. Our detailed delivery reports, advanced analytics, and friendly interface mean your entire team — from developers to marketers — can easily monitor and evaluate email performance. We're happy to be supporting our first Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Liip is one of Switzerland’s leading developers of tailor-made, agile web applications. At Liip we notice that teams profit a lot if they are mixed, but at present IT is a homogeneous world with few women. There are enough technology-interested women but because of demographic reasons many of them do not enter the IT world, or leave again. In our eyes it is important to support all women interested in technology so that they will join the IT world, feel comfortable and stay! For us, Rails Girls Summer of Code is a project which successfully demonstrates how we can get more women into IT.

Gold Sponsors

  • Basecamp is the world's #1 project management tool. We make it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. Basecamp is proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code 2015 because we believe in fostering a supportive space for women in the open source community. Ruby on Rails is the heart and soul of Basecamp, and we wouldn't exist without contributions from people like the Rails Girls!

  • Google is a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. They also are contributing to Open Source whith their own Open Source program. Their Open Source section releases Google-created code, providing vital infrastructure, supporting Open Source organizations, handling internal Open Source compliance, and by running student outreach programs such as Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in.

  • SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks.

  • Elastic is on a mission to make powerful real-time data exploration easy and availability to anyone. To achieve that, we spend our days engineering the world's most advanced open source search and analytics engine, which is rapidly becoming the most popular solution in this space. Elastic is a proud sponsor of Rails Girls Summer of Code for many reasons, but most especially we're proud we can support women programmers and the creation of more skilled developers.

Silver Sponsors

  • Turing School of Software & Design offers a seven-month combination of in-depth curriculum and hands-on instruction that turns people from diverse backgrounds into professional developers. Turing is proud to sponsor Rails Girls Summer of Code because we are committed to collaborating with others working to open the world of programming to more great people!

  • DaWanda is the online marketplace for unique and handmade items with over 5 million users. Our engineers and designers pride themselves on a warm and welcoming working environment, where collaboration and learning are actively promoted. This Ruby/Rails-focused company cultivates diversity and creativity. From juniors to experts, everyone is heard and encouraged to make a dent.

  • ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

  • For over a decade, Blue Box has supported industry innovators who deliver top notch Web applications to the world. Today, we continue that journey by offering Blue Box Cloud, our managed Private Cloud as a Service (PCaas) product available in both hosted and on-prem versions, powered by OpenStack. We’re thrilled to support the diversity that RailsGirls promotes.

  • innoQ is a consulting and software development firm with a focus on technology and architecture, doing Rails development since 2007. We are supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code for the second time because we want to help increase the number of women who consider a career in tech and foster their chances to achieve this goal.

  • Hashrocket is a premier software consultancy passionate about technology and community. They build powerful web and mobile applications, provide design and development training, and frequently contribute to the open source community. Hashrocket is proud to support Rails Girls in their mission to encourage diversity and bring newcomers into the tech industry.

  • ImmobilienScout24 is Germany's leading real estate platform as well as an attractive and diverse place to work in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the creative and multicultural heart of Berlin. We are huge fans of the Rails Girls Summer of Code as we love the combination of supporting diversity in tech and great open source projects at the same time.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Tealeaf Academy is an online school for learning professional grade web development. Its 3-course bootcamp-style curriculum takes students from development fundamentals to building complex production quality web applications. Tealeaf believes in the RailsGirls mission, and are strong supporters of diversity in the programming industry.

  • Site5 provides award-winning customer support and hosting solutions to customers around the world. Site5 strives to empower coders world wide and we are proud to lend our support to Rails Girls Summer of Code to empower young girls to explore their passion for programming.

  • Keen IO is an analytics API for the modern developer. Use Keen IO to collect JSON events from any source and make charts, graphs, and reports based on the data you've collected. We're a big supporter for equality and diversity initiatives in technology and are very proud to be a part of the Rails Girls Summer of Code program.

  • Ticketsolve is a cloud based ticketing, reporting and box office software used by over 170+ arts centres, venues, theatres, festivals and tourist attractions across the UK and Ireland. We are first and foremost a technology company, and are proud to support the Rails Girls Summer of Code program, and their goals to promote diversity and equality in technology.

  • Founded in 2009, Wooga has become one of the most popular developers of mobile games in the world. At its HQ in Berlin, employees from more than 40 nations develop high quality free-to-play games. Wooga’s focus is on regularly creating hits such as Jelly Splash, Pearl’s Peril, Diamond Dash and most recently Agent Alice. Over 50 million people play Wooga’s games every month, world-wide.

  • Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify powers over 150,000 retailers in 150 different countries, and was one of the first companies built on Ruby on Rails. We are proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code in their mission to increase diversity in tech and contribute to Open Source projects.

  • New Relic is a Software Analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics across millions of apps. We help the people who build modern software understand the stories their data is trying to tell them. With firm roots in the Open Source Community, we’re thrilled to support RailsGirls and the amazing work they do.

  • Zweitag has been synonymous with innovative technology consulting and software development since 2008. Our dynamic team creates sustainable solutions even for challenging requirements. Always striving for an open-minded culture as well as equality and respect for the individual within our organization and environment, we are proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Geckoboard is on a mission to give everyone instant access to their data, no matter where they are. Founded in 2010, Geckoboard changed the game for data visualisation tools with its simple and intuitive real-time dashboards. Geckoboard is proud to be supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code and excited about the innovation that’ll inevitably come from it.

  • Spotify brings you the right music for every moment – on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, your home entertainment system and more. Spotify knows it is extremely important to proactively support women in open source, and is therefore honored to be sponsoring Rails Girls and their Summer of Code initiative.

  • Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor applications in the cloud. As an active sponsor and participant in the Ruby on Rails community since 2006, we are very proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code!

  • Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. The success of Nedap is based on creativity and a fundamental understanding of technology and electronics. We are happy to support the Rails Girls Summer of Code and its mission.

  • Upworthy draws massive amounts of attention to things that matter. The mission is to spread stories for a better world. Our website is one of the most highly-trafficked Rails apps in the world, and we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Buffer was started in 2010 as a simple way to schedule posts on Twitter. Today we're honored to be the tool that more than 2 million amazing customers use to save time on social media by scheduling and sharing to all their favorite social media networks. We're a growing remote team located all around the world with a passion for self-improvement and positivity. We can't think of a better way to support our values than by supporting Rails Girls!

  • Compose is a Database As A Service (DBaaS) company, offering developers the tools to deploy and manage MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, RethinkDB & PostgreSQL databases quickly and easily, so developers don't have to worry about their database. Compose is committed to equality in the technology field and is proud to partner with Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Buildkite allows your team to build any test infrastructure they wish. Install the modern, light-weight build agent to run as many build jobs as you wish, and get deep integration with Github, Github Enterprise, Slack and Docker. We’re excited to help Rails Girls Summer of Code provide a diverse range of students the opportunity to work, learn, have fun and contribute to Open Source.

  • Apcera is disrupting the world of IT with the world’s first OS for the Hybrid Cloud. Our Hybrid Cloud OS has policy and governance built in at the core, allowing IT organizations and developers alike to safely and easily develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads. Apcera delivers an order of magnitude increase in security, freedom, and speed.

  • Airbnb is a leading community-driven hospitality company. On Airbnb people can list and book amazing properties from around the globe. Airbnb seeks to create a world where people can belong anywhere. As a part of this we support initiatives like Rails Girls Summer of Code that promote diversity in the technology industry.

  • Articulate makes software that gives millions of people access to life-changing education. We’re passionate about removing barriers to learning, and supporting women in tech. Sponsoring Rails Girls is one way we’re living out these values. We’re honored to help bring more women into the wonderful world of code.

  • Planio is a leading project management suite and code hosting platform — proudly built upon one of the oldest Open Source Rails projects: Redmine. Maintaining and helping a big project with a long history move from Rails version to version is both challenging and rewarding. We'd love to see more women and girls in Open Source Rails projects!

  • Kisko is specialized in building new professional tools on the web. We have been building tools on the web with Ruby on Rails since 2007, making us one of the most experienced Rails companies in Finland. It’s definitely our technology of choice, but we’ve also worked with Django, Backbone, Angular and many more.

  • Synack is a security startup that has created a unique Crowd Security Intelligence™ platform that delivers the most secure, continuous, scalable, security assessment on the market. Our team is proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and celebrate their efforts promoting diversity and equality in technology.

  • Makerist is an online school for handicrafts and creative hobbies. With high quality video tutorials, our users learn new skills and share their experiences and results with others. We believe coding is also a craft, and encourage our team to learn, share, and inspire each other, as well as others within the Rails community.

  • Weaveworks is the home of the company that makes Weave - the open source product. Weave aims to make containerised applications applications easy, freeing developers to focus on design rather than deployment. We are thrilled to be sponsoring Rails Girls and supporting their mission to foster diversity in open source.

  • Bugsnag detects crashes in your deployed applications written in almost all popular programming languages and frameworks. You’ll spend a fraction of the time finding and fixing bugs, leaving you to work on the projects that matter most. Bugsnag team members have been involved as mentors in the past, so we're excited to support Summer of Code in a new way!

  • DigitalOcean is the world’s fastest growing cloud hosting provider built for developers. Our mission is simple: we’re passionate about making complex infrastructure simple and delighting our customers with a seamless experience that brings them joy. New users can easily deploy a blazing fast cloud server in 55 seconds with an intuitive control panel interface, which can be replicated on a larger scale with the company’s straightforward API.

  • Mapbox is a custom mapping platform for developers and designers. With mapping APIs for web and mobile applications, developers use Mapbox to bring maps to their applications. We work in the open and build our product with open source software and open data. We're proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and know that our help will strengthen our community.

  • Rackspace delivers enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. It combines public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated bare metal computing to provide the perfect infrastructure for each customer’s specific needs.

  • Carbon Five is a longtime member and supporter of the Rails community. With locations in n San Francisco, Santa Monica and Chattanooga, Carbon Five enjoys hosting and providing mentorship at hack nights, tech talks, and workshops. They are excited to sponsor the Rails Girls Summer of Code and help pave the path for young women in technology.

  • Bendyworks delivers high-value software consulting, resulting in software that can flex in the face of changing business needs. They comprise creative and involved programmers, designers, and project managers who dedicate themselves to sharing joy and success in their crafts. Bendyworks is thrilled to once again support Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • James Golick, a well-known figure in the Ruby community, CTO of Normal, friend to many, master of the headstand and self-proclaimed computologist was an outspoken advocate for women in technology. After James and fellow developer Danielle Bessler died in a car accident in December 2014, his friends and family created a fund to continue James’ work making tech a better place for women. James believed that working on open source was a path to success in the software industry and a great way for women to advance their careers. That is why the board of The James Golick Grant for Women in Computology is so happy to partner with Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • ActBlue is a non-profit that builds fundraising technology for the left. Our mission is to democratize power and help small-dollar donors make their voices heard in a real way. We develop top-of-the-line fundraising software and offer simple and intuitive tools to help Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations connect with grassroots donors. We're supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code because we want to help women find innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems.

  • 8th Light is a software consultancy that is passionate about crafting beautiful code and sharing its knowledge with others. As a team, we work closely with our clients to discover and solve challenging technical problems. We deliver software solutions that are durable, extensible, and prepared to handle even those future demands that nobody could anticipate. Our craftsmen also host regular events in the community, and are always eager to help aspiring programmers learn to write high quality code.

Sponsorship Guidelines

Rails Girls Summer of Code is here to support women on their way into Open Source.
Please see our Sponsorship Guidelines for further information on how we stand behind our values.